A Victorian Silver Teapot by Benjamin Davis, London,Sterling silver, cast, embossed, chased and punched
Benjamin Davis (reg. 1823) – English silversmith
Maker’s mark, silver standard mark, city mark, duty mark and date letter on the underside; hallmarked again on the inside of the lid and the lid knob
Height, including handle: 17 cm
Weight: c. 750 g
Very good condition
This teapot has a flattened bulbous form and stands on four flared scroll and acanthus leaf decorated feet. The upper part of the body shows a broad band of embossed and chased floral and scrollwork decoration, incorporating two vacant cartouches to either sides of the teapot. The flared and curved rim is designed in form of stylized leafs. The domed hinged lid is embellished with a flower and leaf decoration and topped by a flower knob. The spout is adorned with flowers and leafs to the underside, and its upper end bears an applied leaf. The C scroll handle has an acanthus leaf thumb rest and is embellished with flowers, leafs, grapes and scrollwork.
Sold for €450 at Auctionata Paddle 8 AG in 2015